‘Mizoram Police Escalated Issue’: Assam CM Tweets Amid Tensions At Border

Sarma criticised the Mizoram police in a tweet calling it “sad and horrific”.

In the midst of escalating border tensions between Assam and Mizoram, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted a video on Tuesday of Mizoram Police and criticised their behaviour.

In the video, the police personnel can be seen relaxing on the ground while one of them is smoking in the background. “Look at this video to know how personnel of Mizoram Police acted and escalated the issue,” Sarma tweeted, calling it “sad and horrific”.

These remarks from the Assam CM come in the view of the deaths of five Assam Police personnel — Sub-Inspector Swapan Roy and constables MH Barbhuyia, Liton Suklabaidya, N Hussain and S Barbhuiya, during a violent clash with Mizoram Police. The conflict injured 50 other policemen as well.

CM Sarma had earlier condoled the deaths of the personnel and said there is “clear evidence” emerging which “unfortunately shows that Mizoram Police has used Light Machine Guns (LMG)” against Assam Police personnel. “This is sad, unfortunate and speaks volumes about the intention and gravity of the situation.”

Also read: Assam CM Pays Homage To The Slain Cops, Who Lost Their Lives In The Border Clash

Assam has accused Mizoram of encroaching its land at contested border sites. Earlier, a grenade was thrown by suspected miscreants from Mizoram on the team of Assam government officials. While on July 11, two back-to-back explosions took place along the inter-state border on Mizoram side.

The most recent incident on Tuesday of firing which took place between the police of the two north-eastern states comes two days after Home Minister Amit Shah had met the chief ministers of these states and stressed on the need to resolve inter-state boundary issues.



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